These are some of the great films playing at the Bonington in Arnold during March and April

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A great selection of Hollywood blockbusters are coming to our very own local cinema in Arnold over the next two months…

How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World (PG)

Sunday, March 10 at 2.30pm & 5pm

Monday, March, 11 at 10.30am *Babies & Toddlers Screening*

 Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.

Directed by Justin Chadwick. Voiced by Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler (1hrs 44 mins // US 2018)

Green Book (12A)
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Sunday, March 10 at 7.30pm, Monday, March 11 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Tuesday, March 12 at 2.30pm, Wednesday 13 & Thu 14 March at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Winner of the prestigious Best Picture Award at this year’s Oscars, Green Book follows Dr Don Shirley a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

Directed by Peter Farrelly. With Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali (2hrs 10 mins // US 2018)

PICTURED: Lego Movie 2
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (U)

Sunday, March 17 at 2.30pm & 5pm; Monday, March 18 at 10.30am *Babies & Toddlers Screening*; Wednesday, March 20 at 5pm

The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.

Directed by Mike Mitchell. Voiced by Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks (1hr 47mins // US/CAN/DMK/AUS 2018)

Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Monday, March 18 at 2.30pm & 5pm; Tuesday, March 19 at 2.30pm and Wednesday, March 20 at 7.30pm

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Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.

Directed by Josie Rourke. With Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant (2hrs 4 mins // UK/US 2018)

PICTURED: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15)

Monday, March 18 at 7.30pm; Thursday, March 21 at 2.30pm

Celebrity biographer Lee Israel makes her living profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published after falling out of step with the current trends, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant both earned Oscar nominations for their performances in this charming, fact based true story.

Directed by Marielle Heller. With Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant (1hrs 47 mins // US 2018)

If Beale Street Could Talk (15)

Friday, March 22 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Directed by Barry Jenkins. With Kiki Layne, Stephan James (1hrs 59 mins // US 2018)

All Is True (12A)

Sunday, March 31 at 2.30pm; Monday, April 1 at 2.30pm; Wednesday, April 3 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh. With Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench (1hrs 41 mins // UK 2018)

PICTURED: A Private War


A Private War (15)

Sunday, March 31 at 7.30pm; Tuesday, April 2 & Thursday, April 4 at 2.30pm

Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin is a woman who is as comfortable downing martinis with high society’s elite as she is brazenly staring down warlords and fleeing from gunfire. Driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless, Colvin charges into danger, constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.

Directed by Matthew Heineman. With Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander (1hrs 50 mins // US 2018)

Norther Ballet’s Bite Size Ballet: The Three Little Pigs (U)

Sunday, April 14 – Tueday, April 16

Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs hits the big screen as part of our fantastic season of interactive ballets for children, narrated by Anita Rani. Three Little pigs set out into the world. One builds a house of straw. The second a house made of sticks. The third pig builds his house with bricks. Then along comes a very hungry wolf… With playful characters and spellbinding music, this adorable ballet is sure to have your little ones dancing all the way home with excitement!

Performed by The Northern Ballet. Narrated by Anita Rani (1hr)

Tickets £6 (£4 Concs)

Dumbo (PG)

Sunday, April 14 – Monday, April 22

Tim Burton’s live-action remake follows Dumbo, a young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly and save the struggling circus. But when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Directed by Tim Burton. With Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito (2hrs 10 mins // US 2018_

PICTURED: Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel (12A)

Sunday, April 14 (times TBC); Thursday, April 18 (times TBC)

As Captain Marvel, Danvers is only just discovering her tremendous power and how to use it, when a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth. It’s time for Danvers – and the world – to realise she’s on her way to becoming one of the universe’s most powerful heroes…

Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck. With Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn (2hrs 8 mins // US 2018)

Oscar Catch-Up Screenings: The Favourite (15)

Monday, April 15 & Tue 16 April at 7.30pm

Another chance to catch The Favourite, nominated for a whopping 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and winner of the Best Actress Award thanks to Olivia Colman’s brilliant performance. In early 18th Century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. With Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz (1hrs 59 mins // US/UK/IRE 2018)

Royal Shakespeare Company: As You Like It (12A)

Wednesday, April 17 (Live)

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heard and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director by Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

Tickets £12.50 (£10 Concs)

Catch-Up Screenings: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (U)

Friday, April 19 & Monday, April 22 at 11am

Oscar Catch-Up Screenings: Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Saturday, April 20, Sunday  21 & Monday 22 at 7.30pm; Tuesday, April 23 at 2.30pm

One of the biggest films in recent memory, Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Directed by Bryan Singer. With Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton (2hrs 15 mins // US/UK 2018)

PICTURED: The Aftermath
The Aftermath (15)

Friday, April 26 at 2.30pm, Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 at 7.30pm; Monday, April 29 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Wednesday, May 1 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Thursday, May 2 at 2.30pm

In 1946 Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband, Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

Directed by James Kent. With Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård (TBC // UK/GER/US 2018)

Missing Link (PG)

Friday, April 26 at 5pm; Sat 27 & Sun 28 April at 2.30pm; Monday, April 29 at 10.30am *Babies & Toddlers Screening*

Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Directed by Chris Butler. Voiced by Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Emma Thompson (TBC // US 2018)


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